Monday, February 24, 2020

True Prayer is a Spiritual Transaction with the Creator of Heaven & Earth

I love seeing true prayer as a, "spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth." It is not a duty, or task, it is something deep with profound value, because it is this "spiritual transaction" between God and us.

So, what is this "transaction"; what does it involve? Well, dictionary(dot)com defines "transaction" as - "an interaction of an individual with one or more other persons, especially as influenced by their assumed relational roles of parent, child, or adult."

True prayer is an "interaction" between God and us - we talk with Him and He talks with us. It is not just us leaving a "list" of requests with God and then, "marking" prayer time off our to-do list for the day. Yes, we are able to - and invited to - bring our concerns and needs to God, but we also need to listen for His response and then we need to communicate this truth to the ones, we love, so they know it as well.

A few weeks ago I was talking about this with my grandsons. My six-year old grandson asked how God talks with us and my eleven year old grandson told him sometimes we will wonder something and then hear a Bible verse which answers our question. This is one way God talks with us. He went on to say, other times we might have a question and then grandma, or poppa or a teacher will say something which answers our question. I agreed and told them another way God talks with us is when He clearly answers our prayers - like when they got their new house; which was an amazing miracle! 

God interacts with us when we are serious about talking with Him. We need to talk with Him and then be watching for how He answers - He will. Take this to heart for ourselves and be intentional about helping the ones we love learn to be people who are serious about "true prayer" and making these "spiritual transactions" with the Creator of Heaven and Earth, too.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose 

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